Explore the world of vibrant Mexican folk art at Museo de Arte Popular. Established in 2006 in an Art Deco-style building, the museum is dedicated to preserving and restoring traditional arts and crafts from various regions of the country. Discover an array of Mexican traditional crafts displayed by theme, and read information--both in Spanish and English--about the origins of the vibrant pieces. The museum showcases striking textiles and ceramics, woodcarvings, glassware, and collections of traditional costumes and papier-mache art. Our Mexico City vacation planner makes visiting Museo de Arte Popular and other Mexico City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Museo de Arte Popular reviews
We came here because we had extra time. Glad we did. Lots of great pieces. The small round room of skulls was great. There’s plenty of other fun bits so we highly recommend you go. more »
￼This is a small museum in the historic area of Mexico City. It is spectacular. It’s a great representation of the different crafts that are made by the artisans in the varying regions of the... more »
A really fun museum to walk through, with plenty of different styles of art to look at. You'll need to check your backpacks, but it's free and easy to do so. The gift shop is expansive and definitely worth looking through - some of the stuff in there is as artful as the items on display. I think this museum could even hold the attention of children if you moved quickly enough.
Interesting museum. They have 4 floors of exhibitions that are available. Definitely worth checking out.
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